Casper is scheduled to go off to training next week-and I'll be joining him. We found a wonderful trainer in the area who specializes in middle age women who are a bit timid but want to learn. Ok, I made the specializes part up-but a lot of her clients are just that. IN THE AREA is so important-I'll be able to go ot twice a week and ride and visit. Many trainers do not want visits or to give lessons, and that is why I haven't sent him before.
Casper is not just any horse, he's MY horse. I can evaluate him and know his failings and shortcomings, and couldn't care less-he gets, oh, about 48 years of pent up, starved for a horse, love. We've had slow beginnings because I knew nothing, and had to teach myself how to get involved in the horse community etc, but I'm getting the hang of it now.
I won a breeding to a very nice stallion last week-had a moment of thinking maybe I'd by a mare.....but I am going to either sell or give away the stud service. I can't afford another horse, and I'd be about 55 before this new horse would even be rideable assuming I could afford training. I'm better off spending that time riding and loving the horse I have.
I am not sure where this blog is headed. I thought about creating a new one for a new direction, but the truth is, it's always just been about what's in my head at the moment-so we'll just stay here-me and the voices in my head.